Book Article

Slowhand, Quick Sales

Celebrity memoir hits and misses -- How Rosie O'Donnell and Lance Bass' books faired against Eric Clapton's autobiography and others

According to Nielsen BookScan data on sales of last fall's new celeb memoirs, Eric Clapton's was the cream of the crop. Sorry, Rosie.

Eric Clapton
Clapton
375,000*

Steve Martin
Born Standing Up
198,000*

Slash
Slash
70,000*

Rosie O'Donnell
Celebrity Detox
55,000*

Lance Bass
Out of Sync
13,000*

(*copies sold as of December 30, 2007)

Originally posted Jan 11, 2008 Published in issue #974 Jan 18, 2008 Order article reprints